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Colin: “We have just finished another group of songs”

Colin Greenwood
Colin Greenwood

Colin recently wrote  an essay entitled “Set Yourself Free” where he describes the decision the band made in 2007 to release In Rainbows in the “pay what you think it’s worth” format. An interesting read indeed, and even more interesting because Colin reveals that Radiohead have finished recording some new songs:

Three years later, we have just finished another group of songs, and have begun to wonder about how to release them in a digital landscape that has changed again. It seems to have become harder to own music in the traditional way, on a physical object like a CD, and instead music appears the poor cousin of software, streamed or locked into a portable device like a phone or iPod. I buy hardly any CDs now and get my music from many different sources: Spotify, iTunes, blog playlists, podcasts, online streaming – reviewing this makes me realise that my appetite for music now is just as strong as when I was 13, and how dependent I am upon digital delivery. At the same time, I find a lot of the technology very frustrating and counter-intuitive. I spend a lot of time using music production software, but iTunes feels clunky. I wish it was as simple and elegant as Apple’s hardware. I understand that we have become our own broadcasters and distributors, but I miss the editorialisation of music, the curatorial influences of people like John Peel or a good record label. I liked being on a record label that had us on it, along with Blur, the Beastie Boys and the Beatles.

It’s exciting to be discussing new album news again. Keep in mind that Ed said a new album would be out this year.

Read the full essay here.

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Radiohead helps fans make concert DVD

This is certainly old news for most of you, though it’s so cool that we had to post it. A group of fans recently put together a DVD of live footage from the 8/23/2009 show in Prague. What’s even cooler is that Radiohead provided the audio masters for them to use so not only do we get amazing visuals, the sound is top notch.

But wait, can it get any better? Yes. The concert is available in a slew of different formats… all for FREE.

Here is the trailer:

To download, check out

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Radiohead’s ‘Videotape’ Used in UNICEF Campaign

Put it right is a five year initiative by UNICEF UK to inspire action to protect the rights of children everywhere. Radiohead have contributed “Videotape” to a new film promoting the campaign, which you can view below.

More info can be found at

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15 Years of Radiohead: Photos from “Pablo Honey” to “In Rainbows”

Jonny Greenwood performing at the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 1994.
Jonny Greenwood performing at the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 1994. has a slideshow gallery of photos spanning 15 years of Radiohead. Check them out!

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Bat for Lashes covers “All I Need”

Natasha Khan, better known as Bat for Lashes, recently covered Radiohead’s “All I Need” live. Take a listen…

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Thom Yorke Performs “Reckoner” for The Age of Stupid

As expected, Thom Yorke performed a solo version of “Reckoner” for the premiere event for The Age of Stupid.

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Reportedly the Radiohead fountainhead was meant to perform the global warming docudrama’s title track (Thom hates global warming, FYI), but instead we got a solo version of “Reckoner.”